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Wake County to spotlight 42 award-winning students

The Wake County school board will recognize 42 students as Spotlight on Students recipients on Tuesday.

By the end of the school year, one student at every Wake school will be recognized for his or her outstanding achievements and accomplishments. In recent years, the school board has held the Spotlight on Students ceremonies at special recognition meetings.

A group of 24 students will be honored at 5:30 p.m. in the school board meeting room at 5625 Dillard Drive in Cary. Those students are:

▪ David Bridges, a fifth-grade student at Bridges Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Kaleb Parrott, a fourth-grade student at Carver Elementary School in Wendell;

▪ Elijah Lea, a fifth-grade student at Dillard Drive Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Ethan Dominic, a fifth-grade student at Farmington Woods Elementary School in Cary;

▪ Paw La, a fifth-grade student at Fox Road Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Romero Antwon Massenburg, a fifth-grade student at Fuller Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Jessica Lorraine Fox, a fifth-grade student at Green Hope Elementary School in Cary;

▪ Precious Dada, a fifth-grade student at Harris Creek Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Angie Sofia Mejia, a third-grade student at Hilburn Academy in Raleigh;

▪ Betzaida Juarez Diaz, a fifth-grade student at Hodge Road Elementary School in Knightdale;

▪ Isabella Haddon, a fifth-grade student at Middle Creek Elementary School in Apex;

▪ Michelle Nunez-Salazar, a fifth-grade student at Mills Park Elementary School in Cary;

▪ Olivia Anais Sanchez Dunn, a fifth-grade student at Olds Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Paige Elizabeth Wilson, a fifth-grade student at Pleasant Union Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Tyler James Estes, a fourth-grade student at Richland Creek Elementary School in Wake Forest;

▪ Mia Liriano, a fifth-grade student at River Bend Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Han Duong Gia Giap, a fifth-grade student at Rolesville Elementary School;

▪ Gabriella Gallucci, a fifth-grade student at Salem Elementary School in Apex;

▪ Anthony Hopkins, a fifth-grade student at Scotts Ridge Elementary School in Apex’

▪ Wendy McNevin, a fifth-grade student at Underwood Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Camryn Gonsalves, a fifth-grade student at Wake Forest Elementary School;

▪ Jaden Abney, a fifth-grade student at Weatherstone Elementary School in Cary;

▪ Cheyenne Chrisman, a fifth-grade student at Walnut Creek Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Jalen Brooks, a fifth-grade student at Wilburn Elementary School in Raleigh;’

A second ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. to honor 18 more students. Those students are:

▪ Tiana Mumphery, a fifth-grade student at Aversboro Elementary School in Garner;

▪ Alexander Carl Kunstling, a fifth-grade student at Baileywick Elementary School in Raleigh:

▪ Margaret Montague, a fifth-grade student at Brooks Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ James Michael Eaton, an eighth-grade student at Daniels Middle School in Raleigh;

▪ Cooper Sykes, an eighth-grade student at Dillard Drive Middle School in Raleigh;

▪ Marisue Peralta Macias, an eighth-grade student at East Millbrook Middle School in Raleigh

▪ Ah’Zya Harris, an eighth-grade student at Holly Grove Middle School in Holly Springs;

▪ Ty Smith, an eighth-grade student at Holly Ridge Middle School in Holly Springs;

▪ Jaelynn Kniyah Nunn, an eighth-grade student at Martin Middle School in Raleigh;

▪ Emma Morgan Alexander, an eighth-grade student at Mills Park Middle School in Cary;

▪ Jonatan Flores, an eighth-grade student at River Oaks Middle School in Raleigh;

▪ Varuun Kalavala, a sixth-grade student at Salem Middle School in Apex;

▪ Zarae Nobles, a seventh-grade student at Wake Forest Middle School;

▪ Jonah Weston, a senior at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh;

▪ Omar Sanchez, a junior at Broughton High School in Raleigh;

▪ Sophia Peck, a senior at Green Hope High School in Cary;

▪ Benjamin Hall, a senior at Heritage High School in Wake Forest;

▪ Nicholas Shepard, an eighth-grade student at Mount Vernon Middle School in Raleigh.